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Cannibalism in the bible

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    Baileybearposted 6 years ago

    Do you find the idea of eating Jesus' flesh & drinking his blood yucky

    http://myownweirdness.blogspot.com/2008 … sm_13.html

    His disciples found his 'eat my flesh' teaching hard to swallow.

    Jesus clearly spells it out "Very truly unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you." (Jn 6:53)
    Many followers left him saying "who can follow this teaching." Christ let them leave. He did not say "Hey, you have it all wrong, come back, its just a metaphor – a symbol- its not really my flesh"

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      Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      bible verses about cannibalism (don't see it condemned anywhere, just like slavery wasn't condemned)

      http://www.openbible.info/topics/cannibalism

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        just_curiousposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I've always heard it was symbolism for taking in the knowledge. Its kind of creepy the way you take it. Maybe there was no prohibition in the Old Testament because that was something they already knew was wrong. Are there any references to them actually eating other people?

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          Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          yes, it said the mothers cooked their children & ate them

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        Travis_S_Musicposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Bailey, it is a symbol. Much like everything created in the world today. It is not a literal meaning. His "flesh" was a piece of bread, his "blood" was a glass of wine.

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          Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I read that the catholics believe the wine and bread literally transform into the blood and flesh of christ.  Jesus didn't say it was a metaphor - his disciples were quite offended by it

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            Abbasangelposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Catholics do believe that it becomes the actual body and blood of Christ however its a symoblic thing to do to remember Jesus until the day of his return...

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            Travis_S_Musicposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I wonder why and how they would get that assumption when it's not even stated as so in the bible. And considering Jesus always talked in parables, I do not see how his disciples could take it in a literal since. Strange things I suppose. The way I've always viewed it was a symbolic thing. He took bread and wine, so there shouldn't be a reason to take it literally.

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              just_curiousposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Yes, not to appear to be bashing the catholics, I still think their structure immediately started trying to separate the individual from their Creator. You need a priest as your mediator, to get to your Mediator. Very strange take on the New Testament to me.

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              paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I agree with you.
              It is a fabrication of the Church; nothing to do with Jesus. Quran does not mention it.

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      Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      If we look at it in the light you are presenting it, not only are we cannibalistic, but also vampires too.

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        just_curiousposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hey, you're right. Vampires are pretty popular now. Maybe people will stop bashing Christians so hard if they think that. At least, thinking we're that, it might put the fear of God in them.

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      SirDentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Jesus is the Word of God.  To eat the Word of God is to be like Christ.  To drink his blood is to follow after the spirit of God, which is the Holy Ghost. 

      John 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

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        Woman Of Courageposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you SirDent for summing this up.

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      aka-djposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry to correct you, but Jesus DID clarify the issue. He clearly taught His disciples that it was a Spiritual lesson (metaphor).

      You should always read statements in context, as it fits into what was said before and after.

      John6;60
      When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?” 61But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples were grumbling about this, said to them, “Do you take offense at this? 62Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? 63It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. 64But there are some of you who do not believe. (emphasis mine)

      You fit into the statement in verse 64.

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    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    ...oops...thought it said cannabis for a moment....

    ...no comment from the peanut gallery...  big_smile

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      Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The largest group ever in cannibalism in human history are the Aztec’s and the high priest would eat the hearts. My ex wife was an Aztec and Christian, I didn't fear God but she did try to eat my heart.

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        just_curiousposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I feel for you man. Sounds like double trouble.

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          Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You mean, one of my troubles, is that I don't fear God.
          Why? If God is all loving and all people are God.

          Understanding and acceptance in time is a cure for all fears and love is the most important behavior in the world and Love Conquer All.

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            just_curiousposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            No silly. Your girlfriend. Lets hope love conquers her desire to eat organ meat.

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              Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              A girlfriend would of been sweet , my ex wife hated men. It all balances out though, I have a daughter from my ex who I love most.

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        Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I saw an article about some hindus getting arrested for eating the organs of a child.  Eating 'gods' isn't unheard of

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          Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          About 1/5 of the world's cows live in India and you eat any of them, wail millions starve. I wonder if any cultures eat dumb people.

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            Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            some cultures still practise cannabalism & some did so until very recently

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    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    I know that everyone is getting tired of me saying that not everything that Jesus said to his disciples were applicable to everyone.   But here I go again.

       Jesus commanded his disciples to "do this in remembrance of Me"
       Paul once mentioned seeing the disciples taking communion.
      He doesn’t mention doing it himself.
    But I don't recall any other mention of this taking place.
    If this is true?
    I am not saying that we shouldn't do it. I'm just asking; where is it written that all believers are commanded to take communion?

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    paarsurreyposted 6 years ago

    Cannibalism in the bible

    The idea of eating Jesus' flesh & drinking his blood is not given by Jesus; it is the mentality of the sinful scribes at work that makes the Catholics look like cannibals.

    They need to be reformed.

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      SirDentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I asked you a question on another thread.  Maybe you missed it.  I'll ask here.  How many animal sacrifices have you done for God?

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        paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Animal sacrifice was done away with Abraham; it is mentioned in the OT; it is for this that Issac and Ishmael lived; otherwise they would have been killed.

        Jesus being killed on the Cross was therefore not needed anymore; it is a mythical fabrication of the sinful Paul and the sinful Church for their own selfish motives.

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          SirDentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          If animal sacrifice was done away with Abraham, why did Moses write so much about it?  And stoning for breaking the law.  How come you have not been stoned for breaking the law?

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    LeeWallsposted 6 years ago

    Animal sacrifices was done away with; Jesus Christ offered his life as a ransom sacrifice, there was no need to do anymore sacrifices.

    You mention drinking his blood; does that mean you have your reservations about blood completely?

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      SirDentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I know that.  You have to know the history of paar's posts.

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        LeeWallsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I'm glad you know that and no I don't know his history but it's fine for me because this doesn't seem to be a very friendly discussion.

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          SirDentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          To put it as simply as I can, paar believes in the law of Moses.  He believes Paul was a false prophet.  Of course now it has come to light that God did away with animal sacrifice at the time of Abraham, which means they were gone before Moses wrote so much about them.

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            LeeWallsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Thank you.

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              SirDentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              You're welcome.

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    paarsurreyposted 6 years ago

    Travis_S_Music wrote:
    I wonder why and how they would get that assumption when it's not even stated as so in the bible. And considering Jesus always talked in parables, I do not see how his disciples could take it in a literal since. Strange things I suppose. The way I've always viewed it was a symbolic thing. He took bread and wine, so there shouldn't be a reason to take it literally.
    I agree with you.

    Paarsurrey says:

    It is a fabrication of the Church; nothing to do with Jesus. Quran does not mention it.

 
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